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Bugging You at the California State Fair

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The Insect Pavilion at the California State Fair, which includes specimens from the Bohart Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Davis, showcases the good, the bad and the bugly. The fair opened Friday, July 13 and continues through...

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The California State Fair's Insect Pavilion lauded the Bohart Museum of Entomology for donating insect specimens. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everyone liked the beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka lady bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Everyone liked the beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka lady bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Everyone liked the beneficial insect, the lady beetle, aka lady bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This trio checks out the pests displayed below a sign in the Insect Pavilion that cautions:
This trio checks out the pests displayed below a sign in the Insect Pavilion that cautions: "Beware of hitchhikers." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This trio checks out the pests displayed below a sign in the Insect Pavilion that cautions: "Beware of hitchhikers." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A youngster points excitedly at a display in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A youngster points excitedly at a display in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A youngster points excitedly at a display in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wanted visitors at the California State Fair and the unwanted visitors (pests). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The wanted visitors at the California State Fair and the unwanted visitors (pests). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The wanted visitors at the California State Fair and the unwanted visitors (pests). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This visitor was fascinated by the displays in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This visitor was fascinated by the displays in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This visitor was fascinated by the displays in the Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors coming and going in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors coming and going in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors coming and going in the California State Fair's Insect Pavilion. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Fun at the Fair with Entomologists and Insects

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If fair time is fun time--and it is--just add insects to make it even more fun. Entomologists from the Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis, will showcase insects, both specimens and live critters, in the Floriculture Building at the 143rd annual Dixon...

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, curator of the butterfly and moth specimens at the Bohart Museum of Entomology, enjoys showing insects. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are
Madagascar hissing cockroaches are "a huge hit with kids," says entomologist Jeff Smith of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches are "a huge hit with kids," says entomologist Jeff Smith of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert will be tabling an activity at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 12. She recently showed scorpions at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Under a black light, scorpions fluoresce. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert will be tabling an activity at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 12. She recently showed scorpions at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Under a black light, scorpions fluoresce. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert will be tabling an activity at the Dixon May Fair on Saturday, May 12. She recently showed scorpions at the UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day. Under a black light, scorpions fluoresce. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's more fun than an arthropod? Two arthopods! Pictured are a spider, a rose-haired tarantula--and an insect, a  Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What's more fun than an arthropod? Two arthopods! Pictured are a spider, a rose-haired tarantula--and an insect, a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's more fun than an arthropod? Two arthopods! Pictured are a spider, a rose-haired tarantula--and an insect, a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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Bohart Museum Picnic Day: Bugging Out

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They came. They saw. They bugged out. Who wouldn't, when you get an opportunity to pet a rose-haired tarantula named Snuggles, guide walking sticks "strolling" on your arm, or cradle a Madagascar hissing cockroach? Or marvel at the display of...

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith introduces a crowd to Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two-year-old Teddy Owens of Davis, held by his mother, Dina Owens, high-fives Snuggles, the rose-haired tarantula, held by entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two-year-old Teddy Owens of Davis, held by his mother, Dina Owens, high-fives Snuggles, the rose-haired tarantula, held by entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two-year-old Teddy Owens of Davis, held by his mother, Dina Owens, high-fives Snuggles, the rose-haired tarantula, held by entomologist and Bohart associate Jeff Smith. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Jeff Smith shows Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula, to inquiring youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart associate Jeff Smith shows Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula, to inquiring youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart associate Jeff Smith shows Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula, to inquiring youngsters. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quite a handful! Visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Picnic Day watch Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Quite a handful! Visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Picnic Day watch Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quite a handful! Visitors at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on Picnic Day watch Snuggles, a rose-haired tarantula. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors check out the beaver/beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, museum director and UC Davis professor. At far left is undergraduate student Ivana Satre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Visitors check out the beaver/beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, museum director and UC Davis professor. At far left is undergraduate student Ivana Satre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Visitors check out the beaver/beetle display at the Bohart Museum of Entomology. In the foreground is Lynn Kimsey, museum director and UC Davis professor. At far left is undergraduate student Ivana Satre. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey smiles at the reaction of visitors to the beaver/beetle display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey smiles at the reaction of visitors to the beaver/beetle display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum director Lynn Kimsey smiles at the reaction of visitors to the beaver/beetle display. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert shows youngsters how scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert shows youngsters how scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Charlotte Herbert shows youngsters how scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee display encompassed honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, sunflower bees and more. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The bee display encompassed honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, sunflower bees and more. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The bee display encompassed honey bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, sunflower bees and more. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Who Doesn't Love Bugs?

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Raise your hands! How many of you love bugs? If you had asked that question at the Bohart Museum of Entomology open house at the seventh annual Biodiversity Museum Day last Saturday at the University of California, Davis, the Yellow Shirts would have...

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Diego Rivera shows a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology doctoral candidate Jessica Gillung encourages questions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate Joel Hernandez talks about a walking stick or stick insect. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology student Lohit Garikipati shows his orchid praying mantis and others from his collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Noah Crockette, a Sacramento City College student, discusses his collection trip to Belize. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Entomologist Jeff Smith, who curates the butterfly/moth collection at the Bohart, eagerly talks about the collection. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis student Crystal Homicz and her praying mantis, Cupcake, draw reactions. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now
Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now "at home" in the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Dave Wyatt, professor at Sacramento City College, talks about his latest collecting trip to Belize. He and Fran Keller, assistant professor at Folsom Lake College, coordinate the trips and many of the specimens are now "at home" in the Bohart Museum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, the Bugs They Saw at the Bohart!

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps  Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

They learned about sawtoothed grain beetles, carpet beetles and other pantry pests. They learned about walking sticks, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, tarantulas and praying mantids--all residents of the live “petting zoo.”  All in...

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps  Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

UC Davis entomology graduate student Charlotte Herbert helps Norah Nguyen of Vacavile, who will be three in January, with an arts and crafts activity. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren high-fives a walking stick, perched on the hand of her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren high-fives a walking stick, perched on the hand of her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren high-fives a walking stick, perched on the hand of her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches, aka
Madagascar hissing cockroaches, aka "hissers," occupy hands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Madagascar hissing cockroaches, aka "hissers," occupy hands. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Chaco golden knee tarantula, fondly nicknamed
A Chaco golden knee tarantula, fondly nicknamed "Coco McFluffin," drew lots of interest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A Chaco golden knee tarantula, fondly nicknamed "Coco McFluffin," drew lots of interest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas (center), shows viceroy butterflies to newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren and her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas (center), shows viceroy butterflies to newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren and her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bohart Museum associate Greg Kareofelas (center), shows viceroy butterflies to newly elected Winters City Council member Jesse Loren and her husband, Brian Bellamy. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:36 PM

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